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    Friday, May 18, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   I start with a suggestion to help put some ‘shine’ in ‘doing business as’ a “C-46” in this opener. Follow up with advice on ‘truth and consequences’ in your business name and share why excuses won’t ‘pay’ for a ‘general’s’ failure…Q:  We are a solar energy company, we are applying for a “C-46” (Solar) Contractor’s license.  Our business ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, General News Article
    Friday, May 18, 2018
    Special thanks to AIASF (American Institute of Architects San Francisco) and Golden State Lumber for co-hosting another successful networking event with our new Marin Remodelers Forum earlier this month. Over 65 members and guests connected about a wide range of industry topics and business issues at the first ever AIASF FILLETUp in Marin. Golden State Lumber was a gracious host providing a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Event Related, Fun Facts, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Friday, May 18, 2018
    Is your firm hiring?  We are actively pursuing a new workforce development program partnership specific to the construction industry.  Our vision is to deliver qualified prospective employees to the workforce in Marin later this year. In order to help develop the program, we need to know the skills you are looking for in your new hires. This two question survey might be the fastest survey you've ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Economic, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    Protect yourself in and around confined spaces. A confined space is a working area with limited openings for entry or exit, large enough for entering and working, and not designated for continuous occupancy.  Examples of confined spaces include tanks, storage bins, underground vaults, pits, manholes, silos, and pipelines.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, Papers/Research, Cornerstone Partner News
    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   We start by helping a former contractor make what’s old new again! Are reminded of the Beatles song, ‘Nowhere Man’ with an LLC question and take a ‘cut’ at answering a “C-27”.  Our last contractor learns to his horror that he has no place to ‘stand’ after a license is allowed to die…    Q:  I was licensed from 1990 thru 2003.  I got out ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, General News Article
    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    Redwood Landfill is the proud recipient of the Marin Conservation League's 2018 John M. McPhail, Jr. Green Business Award! The landfill won the award for "leadership in bringing sustainability to the business of waste management and for practices that reduce impacts to climate change."  Redwood Landfill takes great pride and makes significant investments to find and implement sustainable ...read more
    Categories: Event Related, Green Building - Sustainability, Press Release, Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    The 2018 annual awards will be presented on Thursday, May 24th at the Scholarship Awards, Past Presidents & Honorary Members Reception hosted at Jason’s restaurant in Greenbrae.   Scholarships are determined after an initial screening of applicants and interviews by an independent selection committee. The committee included Ken Lippi, Assistant Superintendent, Marin County Office of Education; ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Event Related, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Cornerstone Partner News, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    Wedge Roofing Wins First Place Roofing Award for the 4th Consecutive Year  In a rare double win, Marin County Contractor Wedge Roofing triumphed at the 2018 Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) National Industry Excellence Awards by winning not one, but two of the prestigious trophies. The SPFA-Certified Foam Contractor won the first-place SPF Roof under 40,0000 square feet Award for a Marin ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    The CEO of Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft, a leading provider of solar and clean energy solutions for homes and businesses, met with Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom to discuss challenges facing the state and North Bay region.  The lunch, attended by local business and environmental leaders, was hosted by Donald Simon and Zach Wasserman of the law firm Wendell, Rosen, Black & Dean in Oakland, ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Economic, Green Building - Sustainability, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, May 04, 2018
    2018 - 2019 SPECIAL ENROLLMENTCOMING SOON!INTRODUCING NEW BENEFIT PLANS Effective July 1, 2018 employers/employees will have an opportunity to change their current benefit plans or to enroll for the first time. The following plans will be available to employers/employees:NEW!NexGen with Cigna NetworkPPO PremiumPPO PreferredPPO Bronze Level 1PPO Silver Level HSAKaiser PermanentePlatinum HMO ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Event Related, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, May 04, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. We start this helping of contractor Q and A by serving up a ‘pole-ish’ answer. With all the work on the ‘table’ now is exactly the right time to start to get a license application cooking! For another there is ‘conviction’ in my response but hope in this answer… Q:  I am a Texas company and we inspect telephone poles.  I have a customer who ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Friday, May 04, 2018
      Marin Builders Association Political Action Committee Endorses Judy Arnold for Marin County Supervisor, District 5       San Rafael, California– The Marin Builders Association Political Action Committee (BAPAC) announced today their endorsement of Judy Arnold for Marin County Supervisor, District 5.      The BAPAC’s goal is to support candidates that help create a vibrant business climate ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Fun Facts, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, April 30, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. Some state’s contractor exams are hard while others can be an ‘open book’. However, our first contractor gets a ‘pass’ on one exam and ‘cracks’ the book on another. A NV question has a ‘foreign’ accent, while I demonstrate how to ‘cut red tape’ for a multi-state contractor…Q:  I am going to be taking the Arizona Construction Business exam.  I ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training
    Monday, April 30, 2018
    Guidelines on thinking ahead when preparing to lift objects in the workplace.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training short in Spanish  
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training
    Friday, April 27, 2018
    SAN RAFAEL CA- AIM (Agricultural Institute of Marin), the organization thatmanages seven Certified Farmers Markets in the Bay Area, today announced the appointmentof Andy Naja-Riese as its new CEO. The news was announced at AIM by co-chairs of AIM’s Board of Directors, Tamara Hicks and Lynn Giacomini Stray. In a joint statement they said, “We are incredibly excited to welcome Andy to the key ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Friday, April 27, 2018
     Have you recently applied for a permit in the City of San Rafael? Click below to participate in a QUICK anonymous survey (4 minutes or less)!www.surveymonkey.com/r/PermittingSRThe Marin Builders Association in partnership with Marin Economic Forum recently launched the Customer Satisfaction Program by asking for contractors, architects and homeowners who have applied for a permit in San Rafael ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Economic, Fun Facts, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Permits
    Monday, April 23, 2018
    Hand trucks are effective for reducing strain while moving heavy materials. However, injury can still occur. Use the following tips to prevent strains, trips and falls when using a hand truck.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training short in Spanish  
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training
    Monday, April 23, 2018
    Marin Builders Association would like to congratulate our member, Design Set Match, principal designer Alisa  Hofmann, who received the North Bay NARI 2018 Bay Area Remodeling Award for the following two categories: Residential Bath Under $25,000Click here for more photos  Residential Interior Under $75,000Click here for more photosCLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY  
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, March 23, 2018
    Marin Clean Energy (MCE), a California Joint Powers Authority, is requesting qualifications from interested contractors for heat pump installations as part of its Low-Income Families and Tenants (LIFT) Program. Qualified contractors will be placed on the MCE Heat Pump Participating Contractors List. LIFT participants will be required to use a contractor off the list when installing heat pumps ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, General News Article, Green Building - Sustainability, Project Bid Requests
    Thursday, March 22, 2018
    The County of Marin Community Development Agency is excited to inform the North Bay Building Community of the following upcoming no-cost training opportunities. These trainings were organized by PG&E and are being offered in collaboration with the County of Sonoma Energy and Sustainability Division, the County of Marin Community Development Agency, and Sonoma Clean Power. These trainings are free, ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Education, Safety and Training, Green Building - Sustainability, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Event Related
    Thursday, March 08, 2018
    On March 8th, Paula Krause, celebrated her 30th anniversary with the Marin Builders Association! Paula joined Marin Builders Association in 1988 as a typist. Over the past 30 years Paula has worn many hats including her current role as office manager. She has been instrumental with the Marin Builders insurance programs assisting with billing, benefits and customer service. Paula has coordinated ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Monday, February 05, 2018
    Click the links below to view a current list of permit reports published and provided by the County of Marin and the individual cities/towns including Belvedere, Corte Madera, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael and Tiburon. If what you're looking for is not listed below, please don't hesitate to call our offices directly at 415.462.1220 or contact Paula Krause at ...read more
    Categories: Permits
    Friday, January 19, 2018
    The Marin Builders Association is announcing a new partnership with the City of San Rafael and the Marin Economic Forum. The collaboration is designed to help improve the permit process experience and decrease the amount of unpermitted and potentially hazardous construction in San Rafael.   As part of this newly formed partnership, the Marin Builders Association, City of San Rafael and the ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, E-Communication - Newsletter, Economic, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Thursday, December 14, 2017
    NEWS FLASH: We are discontinuing the small household wares operation and shutting down our upstairs shop. We need to clear out all remaining merchandise urgently! This is your opportunity to support ReUse while saving a bundle. Consider unusual UpCycled or vintage holiday gifts and décor this year. Most fixtures are for sale. Artists come stock up on mixed media. We have a lot of shelving, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Green Building - Sustainability, Press Release, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest
    Friday, November 10, 2017
    Wagstaff + Rogers Architects are passionate about relationships with our clients. As professionals we have a responsibility to coach our clients about the architect's role and responsibility as well as the design and construction process. Cultivating an environment of education fosters trust, creates good communication, relieves frustration, and builds successful relationships with our clients. A ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Marin Home Resource Guide, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, E-Communication - Newsletter
    Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    Marin Builders working behind the scenes for our members.SB 1254 – Unlicensed ContractorsProperty owners can be held liable for injuries to uninsured workers and the Contractors' License Board (CSLB) has no direct authority to intervene. This bill gives the CSLB the tools they need to fight unlicensed contractors by providing the Registrar with the authority to issue administrative Stop Work ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Economic, Papers/Research, Press Release
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